Sephora Malaysia Now Online. And A Few Products To Look At.

I think most of us know by now that Sephora Malaysia is now online. It’s actually quite exciting news for me, since the nearest Sephora used to be 200km away. That is, until 2 days ago because Sephora actually opened here and it’s only a 20-min drive away! I still haven’t gone to check it out because I want to wait until the hype is over. I know for sure the store will be packed, probably for a couple of weeks, and then I can go and check out what they have when it’s less crowded. Also, if you’ve been a customer of Luxola, I’m sure you’ve noticed that it has been rebranded to Sephora. I have read many feedbacks on this rebranding, and there are many of you who are not happy with the price increase in some of the products. When I brought this up to get some feedback directly from their marketing team, I was also provided the standard noncommittal answer that most of you got.

 

Hi Lily,

Thanks for your feedback. We have realigned our prices between Sephora in-stores and Sephora Online so that we can provide you with a seamless shopping experience. Providing a seamless shopping experience also means that consumers can now enjoy brands like Marc Jacobs Beauty, Becca Cosmetics and Tarte delivered to your door!
We appreciate your support and understanding during this transition!
Kindest,
Anyway, I’m not here to talk about this. Paris B of My Women Stuff seems to have addressed lots of your concerns, so you can head over there to have a look. Personally, honestly and truthfully, I’m actually really excited that Sephora is now online. I’m sure this is the case with all of us who never had the luxury of having Sephora within reach. Now, I can even purchase Burberry Beauty online, which had only 1 store in the whole country before it was sold in Sephora. So for those of you who are not in Penang or KL, or now Ipoh, you can purchase your goodies online! While not all brands are available just yet, the more popular ones are already at your fingertips. I do notice some price discrepancies online, and I hope this will be ironed out asap. While some of us understand there are hiccups along the way, not many are as forgiving.

 

Today, I want to share with you some things that were sent to me. This turns out to be quite a wordy post, so I’m going to keep the rest short and sweet. I will be reviewing more stuff in the future, mostly skincare, so they will be more in depth. These products featured today are all brand new to me. I have not tried them before. Winky Lux is something I haven’t heard of, and LAQA & Co is something I only see on Instagram (that shows you that I never really stepped into Sephora, because they’re so far away!). The Winky Lux cream blush is a little too emollient on my skin that it just doesn’t set. It moves around a little too much, but it might be good on someone with very dry skin. LAQA & Co tinted lip balm goes on tingly and it’s very comfortable to wear. Some of you might not like the tingling sensation though!

 

 

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I’ve always wanted to try Marc Jacobs, and I’m glad I was sent these. The Twinkle Pop Stick Eyeshadow in Au Revoir is a sparkly taupe which goes on quite light on my eyes. I like to use it like I would a liner because if I applied all over the lid, I find that it balls up into chunks of glittery mess. While the base taupe colour stays on, the glitters to move around after a while. The Kiss Pop lipstick in 602 Heartbreaker is a gorgeous coral, and it is demi matte. Most matte lipsticks are on the dry side, and this is no exception. I do need some relief (lip balm please!) after using this so I prefer to prep my lips with a soothing balm before applying this.

 

 

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The winner of today is actually the Balance Me cleanser. I never thought I’d like it so much! It’s creamy and moisturizing at the same time, and since my skin has been drier than usual, this cream cleanser has been godsent. It cleanses thoroughly but keeps skin dewy. My skin has been dehydrated from fever and cough, and even my legs feel coarse. This Works Energy Bank Hand Makeover actually made my hands AND feet cheat death. They looked so dry and crepey but after applying this, they instantly look more plump. I know it’s a hand cream, but trust me, works on my feet too!

 

 

Ingredients for cream cleanser
Ingredients for hand cream

 

I am now testing a few other products, including some Alpha H and Foreo Luna and I’ll post my thoughts on them once I’ve had my verdict. I also finally tried the Sephora brand blush, and it’s true. It’s GREAT! Amazing pigmentation, easily blended, and lots of colours to choose from. In my next FOTD post, I’ll be sure to use these products (and the Marc Jacob ones) to show you. I have a few planned, but let me look like a human again before I show you my face, OK?

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend. I’m still nursing my fever / cough of death and I’m really hoping it’ll go away before I cough my lungs out. All the kids are also coughing, so if me coughing my lungs out means having the kids get better, then take my lungs!!!!!

You guys stay well and healthy. No fun being sick 🙁

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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  • I hope you feel better soon Lily! And the kids too!
    And yeah, sot surprised at Sephora not doing something right-when have they ever? I wish that our local stores carried more brands because I’d quit shopping there in a heartbeat.

    • Lily

      Locally, we don’t get many brands at all. Not in my town anyway. That’s why it’s great Sephora is here, even though not everything’s peachy. I can see why those who live in bigger cities whine and are not impressed though. They get everything they want in huge ass stores, so they’re spoilt for choices. LOL!

  • Aww, I hope you feel better soon. I think I’m coming down with a cold too. This time of year isn’t kind to us health-wise >:-( You received a nice selection of products, that cleanser sounds awesome.

    • Lily

      I’m loving the cleanser, but I’ve been using twice daily and it’s going super fast. These things are sent by PR, and I sometimes wonder why some bloggers lie to their readers. I saw some pictures on Instagram, and the particular blogger claimed she bought it herself, from the online store, when clearly, it’s sent by PR. I wouldn’t say it’s misleading at all, because it’s downright lying! I’m unfollowing her. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth!

      • Yeah, that is not cool, transparency ftw.

        • Lily

          Right? What are these people thinking? I don’t understand sometimes.

  • liyeun

    Get well soon! Me and Qing Hong have been coughing (with phlegm) for one whole month, and there is no signs of slowing down despite all the meds, damn!

    I would love to try out Balance Me someday, too. Good to know the handcream works for your feet as well. That’s going INTO my radar.

    • Lily

      LOL I think my feet are so neglected that any cream would work. I hope you and your baby will get rid of the cough soon! We’re still coughing and it’s so annoying!

  • Liz

    Yeah, even here you can find the same product at Sephora and a department store, and it’ll be a few dollars more at Sephora for some reason. Interesting to see the different brands that are carried from country to country! We don’t see half or more of the stuff you have here. But I don’t blame them for not shipping from individual stores. That would be a logistical nightmare and no one on the retail floor gets paid enough to deal with that.

    • Lily

      I just went to the Sephora that opened here recently. I wonder why the attitude of the staff there is such. I felt like telling them they were getting PAID to be there to fucking SERVE, not act all cool. Not going there again. I’ll just get it online.

      • Liz

        Lol, what. Were they all fresh out of high school or something?

        • Lily

          I have no idea. Some of them definitely looked young.

  • Lily

    Oh Shireen, I hope you and your family are all well now. Yes, I think it’s something in the air. So many people have the same thing and most are coughing! It might be the weather too. It’s just been too hot lately.

  • Yeah, i was surprised they switched over so quickly after Sephora acquired Luxola… and they definitely need to iron out a few kinks. We used to get our deliveries overnight with Luxola, now it takes 3-4 working days… something I don’t understand. But yes, it’s exciting to be able to access a lot more brands online, because even though I work within walking distance to Sephora, it’s always too overwhelming in the store, and I just can’t focus. And I get terribly turned off when I see messy testers…. my OCD goes into overdrive. Love to hear your in-depth reviews on each of them!! And did I read that you use facial cleanser on your feet??? *scrolling furiously back up now!* ROFL!

    • Lily

      No no! It was just the hand cream that I used on my feet. Facial cleanser on my feet. BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! The Sephora that opened in my town recently is quite small compared to the ones in KL. There are quite a few brands missing too, but seriously though, the people who work there need to be trained properly. The first thing they should emphasize on is how to smile. @($*&#%&^)!!!!